Roger Scruton: Reclaiming Beauty

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Philosopher and writer Roger Scruton spent some time at Regent in May talking about beauty. A visiting professor at Oxford and part-time professor at the University of St. Andrews, Roger Scruton has written over forty books including numerous works on aesthetics, art, and beauty. He has also published three novels, a collection of shorter stories, and two operas.

Special thanks to Redeemer Pacific College and Chris Morrissey
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9 Responses

  1. Denis Dražetič says:

    "Kitsch is fake art, expressing fake emotions, whose purpose is to deceive the consumer into thinking he feels something deep and serious." this is the core of our modern art and society in general in values,It's all fake, this is the sintesis of our times, easy virtue and easy culture, no debates are realy happening, the ultimate rebels against tradition became the tradition, theyere own success, put them in the place they themself dispised, after money and fame, the despised places aren't so bad.

  2. profling brooklyn says:

    "Krasota spasyot mir."(The Idiot)

  3. wakeupscreaming says:

    I would say it's our media that sways alot of our opinions, and if people are different today than decades ago, it's because of them. You can't possibly say it's because of religion.
    Hollywood. TV Networks. Media companies. All owned by (((marxists))) that think everyone is "equal".
    The recent season of "Project Runway" now has plus-sized models. And girls that are quite frankly, run of the mill off-the-street. When I think of some cultures, like Italy, all you have to do is look at some of their art and history, and you'll know they value beauty. (((Other cultures))) don't value beauty as much, and when they own everything, they can sway their values onto everyone else.

  4. mborsik says:

    PJW has brought me here

  5. MrCool Mug says:

    Beauty is incompatible with modernity.

  6. Sanni Epstein says:

    Rich people can own beautiful things, so leftist thought sees them as tainted, just as the Puritans did.
    There is also the fetish of novelty: better to have something new, even if one can't make it lovely, than something traditional and pleasing. This is part of the loss of simplicity in the worlds of art, architecture, and 'serious' music.
    Where things are completely new, we pursue beauty unabashedly–but the beauty of a car or motorcycle is dimmed by the sheer number of them, and the destruction of nature for their sake, as well as being, for most people, an incidental quality. A Jaguar is of a lower order of aesthetics than a Donatello.

  7. Gaming Room says:

    the ugly ones please forgive me, but Scruton is right: beauty matters

  8. D Graf says:

    May I in-flicked you with of some my haiku 5-7-5:

    A still moon looming      
    Over freshly fallen snow    
    Heavens light once more     

    The suns golden spears
    pierce through an army of firs
    darkness in retreat

    Leafy maple tree
    Dancing with the wind to a
    Never ending song
    Icicles hang on!
    For your time is a short one
    Tinkling they come down

  9. Ladessa says:

    Прикольное видео! мне понравилось, молодец!) Вообще уважаю труд тех кто делает видео, и ведет свои каналы. Я сама веду канал и знаю, как это непросто – записывать ролики.
    Так держать!

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